Staff Spotlight

Michael Adams

Michael Adams is the Music Teacher at Wind River Middle/High School.  He is from Pinedale, WY and holds a bachelor of science in Education from the University of Wyoming. He has been in education for 14 years.  Michael and his wife have three children and two Aussie dogs.  In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing, reading, open map gaming and making music.

A few of his favorites are:

  • Favorite Author: Mercedes Lackey

  • Favorite Sport/Team to watch: Football

  • Favorite Food: Seafood

  • Favorite Color: Shiny Green

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Mountains & Lakes

  • Favorite Band / Song: Kansas / Carry on my Wayward Son

Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Cathleen “Cathy” Bates

Cathy Bates, of Pavillion, is a first grade teacher at Wind River Elementary.  She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming and has been in education for 27 years.

Cathy Bates

Cathy Bates

Madison Enos

Madison Enos, of Lander, is paraprofessional at Wind River Elementary. Her family owns cows and horses and have always enjoyed the western way of life.  She treasures time spent with her family on the weekends. In her spare time, she likes roping and riding her horses as well as fishing and moving cows in the mountains.

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Movie: Just Go With It

  • Favorite TV Show: Yellowstone and 1883

  • Favorite Sport: Rodeo

  • Favorite Food: Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries

  • Favorite Color: Maroon

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: San Pedro, Belize

  • Favorite Band/Song: Turnpike Troubadours, Colter Wall and Zach Bryan

Madison Enos

Madison Enos

Jennifer Foos

Jennifer Foos is the secretary/registrar at the Wind River Middle/High School.  She is from Colton Calif. and enjoys spending time outdoors. She has four children ranging in ages from 4 to 11 and three pugs. 

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Movie: Friday the 13th (all of them)

  • Favorite TV Show: Friends

  • Favorite Color: Hot Pink & Black

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Southern California

Jennifer Foos

Jennifer Foos

Nakita Griebel

Nakita Griebel is the new fourth grade teacher at Wind River Elementary.  She is from Kinnear and graduated from WGU with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies K-6.  Ms. Griebel has been in education for 8 years, four as a paraprofessional and four as a teacher.

In her spare time, she enjoys painting, riding, and playing with farm animals.

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Book/Author: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

  • Favorite Movie: Hunger Games

  • Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones and Outlander

  • Favorite Food: Fruit and Vegetables

  • Favorite Color: Turquoise

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere away from home

  • Favorite Band/Song: Anything 90’s country

Nakita Griebel

Nakita Griebel

Susan Kinneman

Susan Kinneman, of Wadena, Iowa, is and English and Drama teacher at Wind River High School. She earned an education specialist degree from the University of Wyoming and has been a teacher for 43 years. She lives with her husband, Dan, who is retired but loves to hunt and fish as much as he can. He spent many years as an outfitter and guide in Dubois. Their son, daughter-in-law and 6-year-old grandson live in Arvada, CO. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, painting and creating craft items.

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Book/Author: Jane Austen

  • Favorite Movie: Love, Actually

  • Favorite Sport / Team to Watch: Tennis and Pickle-Ball (to play)

  • Favorite TV Show: Frasier

  • Favorite Food: Pizza

  • Favorite Color: Turquoise

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere in the mountains or ocean

  • Favorite Band / Song: You Fill Up My Senses - John Denver

Susan Kinneman

Dan & Susan Kinneman

Cotton RealBird

Cotton RealBird is a second-grade teacher at Wind River Elementary. He grew up in Garryowen, Montana and earned his degree at Montana State University in Bozeman. He has worked in education for four years.  He and his girlfriend both teach and love riding horses. They stay busy with sports and rodeos. Their home is filled with a football player, volleyball player, cross country runner and a TikTok influencer.  In his spare time, he enjoys riding horses and team roping.

A few of his favorites are:

  • Favorite Movie: Grease and Out Cold

  • Favorite TV Show: Friends and The Office

  • Favorite Sport: Football

  • Favorite Team to watch: Montana State Bobcats and Denver Broncos

  • Favorite Food: Pizza

  • Favorite Color: Green

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Montana

  • Favorite Band/Song: Kenny Chesney – No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem

Cotton RealBird

Cotton RealBird

Karly Roberts

Karly Roberts is the kindergarten teacher at Wind River Elementary.  She is from Plymouth, Utah and earned a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Utah State University. She has been in education for 15 years.  Karly and her husband, Rory, have four children from second through ninth grade.  They enjoy camping and working together on the farm.  In her spare time she also enjoys running, reading and cooking as well as napping.  

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Author: Anita Stansfield

  • Favorite Sport/Team to watch: Anything her kids play

  • Favorite Movie: Hope Floats

  • Favorite TV Show: Any cooking show

  • Favorite Food: Italian

  • Favorite Color: Coral

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere she can camp

  • Favorite Band / Song: Carrie Underwood

Karly Roberts

Karly Roberts

Joe Robison

Joe Robison, of Blacksburg, SC, is the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Wind River Middle/High School. He earned a social studies education degree from Limestone College, followed by an educational administration degree from Lamar University and has been an educator for 18 years. He and his wife have five children, the youngest of which was adopted while the family lived in Alaska. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, fishing, athletics, camping and spending time with his family.

A few of his favorites are:

  • Favorite Book/Author: Atomic Habits

  • Favorite Sport / Team to Watch: College Football – Clemson Tigers

  • Movie: Braveheart

  • Favorite TV Show: NCIS

  • Favorite Food: Street Tacos

Wylie Robison

Wylie Robison, of Edmond, Okla., is the Spanish Teacher at Wind River Middle/High School. She earned a foreign language education in Spanish K-12 from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK and has been an educator for 8 years. She, her husband and five children are enjoying their time here following their recent move from Valdez, Alaska. As you can imagine, she has very little spare time, but she enjoys time in the sun and spending time with her family.

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Book/Author: 40 Day Word Fast – Tim Cameron

  • Favorite Sport / Team to Watch: Volleyball & Sooner Football/Basketball

  • Favorite Movie: Dan in Real Life and Notting Hill

  • Favorite TV Show: NCIS and Friends

  • Favorite Food: Mexican

  • Favorite Color: Red or Purple

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

  • Favorite Band / Song: His Blood - Christafari

Robison Family

Wylie Robison & Family

Kira Stewart

Kira Stewart is the preschool teacher at Wind River Elementary.  She is from Jerome, Idaho and earned a bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University. She worked as a paraprofessional for four years and has been teaching for three.  Kira enjoys cross stitching, listening to audiobooks and cooking.  Her family is spread out from Alaska to North Carolina and consists of four sisters and two brothers as well as three nieces and six nephews that she adores.

A few of her favorites are:

  • Favorite Author: Mary Higgins Clark

  • Favorite Movie: Glass Bottom Boat

  • Favorite TV Show: Hell’s Kitchen

  • Favorite Food: Pasta

  • Favorite Color: Purple

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Her sister’s home in Idaho

  • Favorite Band / Song: Old Musicals

Kira Stewart and Family

Kira Stewart, Auntie Shark, with her nieces and nephew sharks.